LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – New polling data released Sunday shows support for allowing recreational use of marijuana Arkansas appears to be falling just over two weeks before voters head to the ballot box.
The poll from Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College shows that 50.5% of respondents support Ballot Issue 4, which would allow people 21 and older to possess and use up to one ounce of marijuana. Another 43% of those polled were against the measure, with 6.5% undecided.
While the bill still had majority support among those polled, that support was down from September polling that showed 58.5% of respondents in favor of the plan. Opposition to the ballot issue grew in the last month, with the newest data up 14% from the 29% opposed in September.
Roby Brock, editor-in-chief of Talk Business & Politics, believes the vote on Ballot Issue 4 will be the race to watch on election night.
“Issue 4, which would legalize adult-use cannabis, has seen tremendous movement over the past month,” Brock said. ”Opponents have been able to improve their standing by swaying undecided voters and even peeling off some soft support that was once there. I think the media campaigns for and against this measure make it the most interesting statewide race to watch on Election Night.”